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Human Errors That Could Put Your Business In Danger
We can all agree that online attacks and data hacks are rarely out of the news. What’s quite shocking is that the biggest cause for such attacks is not cybercriminals, data released under the Freedom of Information Act reveals that human error is seven times more likely to cause data protection breaches than hackers.
More and more businesses are allowing their staff to work remotely. Flexible working has many positive benefits for both the employers and employees, however, removing personal and sensitive data from the office does generate additional data security risks.
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Simply leaving a laptop open when working on a train could result in a severe data breach. According to iPass, the remote and mobile workforce is the biggest threat to your business’s data security.
What to do? To help to prevent data loss or theft, make sure your business has relevant policies and procedures in place. Things like Two Factor Authentication, adequate password controls, implementing antivirus software, and the ability to quickly remove sensitive data from devices remotely can help to reduce the risk.
Here, Cloud Geeni, the hosted desktop solutions company has created a visual showcasing example of situations that can put your business in danger when it comes to data protection breaches.